The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced you to work (and play and entertain) at home to stay safe. It may have also given you a new appreciation for our free-flying feathery friends who seem to know no bounds, oblivious to the virus. In honor of National Bird Day on Jan. 5, 2022, we give you a special collection of bird-focused fact checks over the years, with a healthy dose of science and nerd research. Enjoy. And keep looking up!